Michael Watt

Michael Watt

Associate Professor

BASIC BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Lee Medicine & Science Hall 265

Phone: (605) 658-6351

Email: Mick.Watt@usd.edu

Website: http://sites.usd.edu/michael-watt/

Research Interests:

My previous studies have used various animal models to examine how differences in individual social responses can be related to alterations in limbic monoaminergic activity and endocrine stress responses, and how this can be further differentiated by prior social experience. Currently, I am using a rat model to investigate how teenage bullying negatively affects prefrontal cortex dopamine function and related behavior. Other collaborative projects include (i) how drugs of abuse, such as amphetamine, alter central neuroendocrine and monoamine systems to induce stress-induced relapse during drug withdrawal; and (ii) whether social stress concurrent with mild traumatic brain injury results in alterations to neuropeptide and serotonin systems that lead to increased anxiety states in a rat model of PTSD.


Education:

  • Ph D, Behavioral endocrinology, Macquarie University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science, First Class Honours, Evolutionary zoology, Macquarie University, 1996

Grants:

  • R15 - Adolescent social stress, cortical dopamine and drug susceptibility, NIDA. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2017)
  • A Neurotrophic Approach to Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Mood Disorders, Center for Brain and Behavioral Research. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2014 - 2016)
  • A Neurotrophic Approach to Treatment of Cognitive Deficits in Mood Disorders, Center for Brain and Behavioral Research. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2014 - 2015)
  • Neural Mechanisms Underlying an Aggresive Syndrome in Stalk-eyed Flies, NSF. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2013 - 2017)
  • IOS - Disruption to cortical dopamine systems following adolescent social stress, NSF. Grant Role: Principal. (2013 - 2016)
  • Supplement - Neural Sensitivity to Stress During Drug Withdrawal, NIH/NIDA. Grant Role: Supporting. (2012 - 2013)
  • R01 - Neural sensitivity to stress during drug withdrawal, NIH. Grant Role: Supporting. (2011 - 2017)
  • Trajectory of alterations to cortical dopamine activity in a model of teenage bullying., Joseph F. Nelson and Martha P. Nelson Faculty Research Grant. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - 2012)
  • Neural Mechanisms linking Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Anxiety States in an Animal Model., DoD. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2010 - 2012)
  • Dopamine / CRF interactions following adolescent social defeat, COBRE NIH HHS ARRA P20 RR015567-10S1. Grant Role: Supporting. (2009 - 2010)
  • Mechanisms and consequences of disruptions to cortical dopamine activity during adolescence., Pilot COBRE-R2 NIH NCRR P20 RR015567-09. Grant Role: Supporting. (2009 - 2010)
  • Neural Circuitry Underlying Stress Sensitivity During Drug Withdrawal, NIDA. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2005 - 2011)
  • Neural mechanisms underlying adaptive coping and socially-induced anxiety, COBRE NIH NCRR P20 RR015567. Grant Role: Supporting. (2005 - 2010)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Fox, L C., Davies, D R., Scholl, J L., Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Differential effects of glucocorticoid and mineralocorticoid antagonism on anxiety behavior in mild traumatic brain injury., 362-5. Vol. 312. Behavioural Brain Research, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2016.06.048)
  • Bray, B, Scholl, J L., Tu, W, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Amphetamine withdrawal differentially affects hippocampal and peripheral corticosterone levels in response to stress., 278-87. Vol. 1644. Brain Research, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.brainres.2016.05.030)
  • Novick, A M., Mears, M, Forster, Gina, Lei, Y, Tejani-Butt, S M., and Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat alters N-methyl-D-aspartic acid receptor expression and impairs fear learning in adulthood., 51-9. Vol. 304. Behavioural Brain Research, 2016. (DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2016.02.013)
  • Bubak, Andrew N., Gerken, Alison R., Watt, Michael, Costabile, Jamie D., Renner, Kenneth, and Swallow, John G.. Assessment strategies and fighting patterns in animal contests: A role for serotonin?, 257-263. Vol. 62, Iss. 3. Current Zoology, 2016. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cz/zow040)
  • Solanki, R R., Scholl, J L., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Amphetamine withdrawal differentially increases the expression of organic cation transporter 3 and serotonin transporter in limbic brain regions., 93-100. Vol. 10. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, 2016. (DOI: 10.4137/JEN.S40231)
  • Davies, D R., Olson, D, Meyer, D L., Scholl, J L., Watt, Michael, Manzerra, Pasquale, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Mild traumatic brain injury with social defeat stress alters anxiety, contextual fear extinction, and limbic monoamines in adult rats., 71. Vol. 10. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2016. (DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00071)
  • Bubak, Andrew N., Rieger, Nathaniel S., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Swallow, John G.. David vs. Goliath: Serotonin modulates opponent perception between smaller and larger rivals, 521-527. Vol. 292. Behavioural Brain Research, 2015.
  • Novick, Andrew M., Forster, Gina, Hassell, James E., Davies, Daniel R., Scholl, Jamie L., Renner, Kenneth, and Watt, Michael. Increased dopamine transporter function as a mechanism for dopamine hypoactivity in the adult infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex following adolescent social stress, 194-200. Vol. 97. Neuropharmacology, 2015. (DOI: doi:10.1016/j.neuropharm.2015.05.032)
  • Bubak, Andrew N., Grace, Jaime L., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Swallow, John G.. Neurochemistry as a bridge between morphology and behavior: perspectives on aggression in insects., 778-790. Vol. 60. Current Zoology, 2014.
  • Reinbold, Emily, Scholl, Jamie, Oliver, Kathryn, Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Central CRF2 receptor antagonism reduces anxiety states during amphetamine withdrawal., 37-43. Vol. 89. Neuroscience Research, 2014.
  • Li, Hao, Scholl, Jamie, Tu, Wenyu, Hassell, James, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, and Renner, Kenneth. Serotonergic responses to stress are enhanced in the central amygdala and inhibited in the ventral hippocampus during amphetamine withdrawal., 3684-3692. Vol. 40. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2014.
  • Tu, Wenyu, Cook, Ashley, Scholl, Jamie, Mear, Mackenzie, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Serotonin in the ventral hippocampus modulates anxiety-like behavior during amphetamine withdrawal, 35-43. Vol. 281. Neuroscience, 2014.
  • Watt, Michael, Roberts, Christina L., Scholl, Jamie L., Meyer, Danielle L., Miiller, Leah C., Barr, Jeffrey L., Novick, Andrew M., Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Decreased prefrontal cortex dopamine activity following adolescent social defeat in male rats: role of dopamine D2 receptors., 1627-36. Vol. 231. Psychopharmacology, 2014. (DOI: DOI 10.1007/s00213-013-3353-9)
  • Novick, Andrew M., Miiller, Leah C., Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat decreases spatial working memory performance in adulthood, 39-50. Vol. 9. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 2013.
  • Burke, Andrew, Forster, Gina, Novick, Andrew, Roberts, Christina, and Watt, Michael. Effects of adolescent social defeat on adult amphetamine-induced locomotion and corticoaccumbal dopamine release in male rats, 359-369. Vol. 67. Neuropharmacology, 2013.
  • Barr, Jeffrey, Scholl, Jamie, Solanki, Rajeshwari, Watt, Michael, Lowry, Christopher, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Influence of chronic amphetamine treatment and acute withdrawal on serotonin synthesis and clearance mechanisms in the rat ventral hippocampus, 479-90. Vol. 37. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2013.
  • Forster, Gina, Novick, Andrew, Scholl, Jamie, and Watt, Michael. The role of the amygdala in anxiety disorders. In The Amygdala - A Discrete Multitasking Manage, edited by Ferry, B, 61-102. Rejeka: InTech, 2012.
  • Novick, Andrew, Forster, Gina, Tejani-Butt, Shanaz, and Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat alters markers of adult dopaminergic function, 123-128. Vol. 86. Brain Research Bulletin, 2011.
  • Burke, Andrew, Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Adolescent social defeat increases adult amphetamine conditioned place preference and alters D2 dopamine receptor expression., 269-279. Vol. 197. Neuroscience, 2011.
  • Burke, Andrew, Forster, Gina, Novick, Andrew, Roberts, Christina, and Watt, Michael. Adult amphetamine-induced locomotion and dopamine release in the medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens following adolescent social defeat in rats, 927.10. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Burke, Andrew R., Forster, Gina, Novick, Andrew M., and Watt, Michael. Adult medial prefrontal cortex and nucleus accumbens amphetamine-induced dopamine release following adolescent social defeat, 19..
  • Forster, Gina, Scholl, Jamie, Reinbold, Emily, Oliver, Kathryn, and Watt, Michael. Central CRF2 receptor antagonism reduces anxiety states during amphetamine withdrawal, 901.20. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Miiller, Leah, Novick, Andrew, Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Effects of adolescence social defeat on adult cognitive function and reward motivation, 66. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Novick, Andrew, Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Effects of adolescent social defeat on adult working memory, 927.03. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Roberts, Christina, Mingo, Mark, Scholl, Jamie, Meyer, Danielle, Oliver, Kathryn, Barr, Jeffrey, Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Mechanisms underlying disruptions to cortical dopamine activity caused by adolescent social defeat, 72. Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Abstracts, 2011.
  • Burke, A R., Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina, and Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat alters neural, endocrine and behavioral responses to amphetamine in adult male rats, 147-156. Vol. 1352. Brain Research, 2010.
  • Watt, Michael, Roberts, CL, Renner, Kenneth, Scholl, JL, Haaland, EJ, and Forster, Gina. Mechanisms and consequences of disrupting cortical dopamine activity during adolescence, 125. Neuroscience Abstracts, 2010.
  • Ling, Travis J., Summers, Cliff, Renner, Kenneth, and Watt, Michael. Opponent recognition and social status differentiate rapid neuroendocrine responses to social challenge, 571-578. Vol. 99. Physiol Behav, 2010.
  • Waters, R P., Renner, Kenneth, Summers, Cliff, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Koch, L G., Britten, S L., and Swallow, John. Selection for intrinsic endurance modifies endocrine stress responsiveness, 53 - 61. Vol. 1357. Brain Research, 2010.
  • Ling, T J., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Korzan, W J., Renner, Kenneth, and Summers, Cliff. Social status differentiates rapid neuroendocrine responses to restraint stress, 218-232. Vol. 96. Physiology and Behavior, 2009.
  • Carpenter, R E., Korzan, W J., Bockholt, C, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, and Summers, Cliff. Corticotropin releasing factor influences aggression and monoamines:, 412-425. Vol. 158. Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Watt, Michael, Burke, A.R., Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Adolescent male rats exposed to social defeat exhibit altered anxiety behaviour and limbic monoamines as adults., 564-576. Iss. 123. Behavioral Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Adolescent social defeat alters 3H MK801 binding to NMDA receptors in adult rat brain., 20. Iss. 251. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2009.
  • , Watt, Michael, , and Forster, Gina. Consequences of post-weaning social isolation on behavior and monoaminergic activity in anxiety-related neurla circuits in rats., 1-12. Iss. 3. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Carpenter, R.E., Korzan, W.J., Bockholt, C., Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Corticotropin-releasing factor influences aggression and monoamines; modulation of attacks and retreats., 412-425. Iss. 158. Neuroscience, 2009.
  • Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Increased amphetamine conditioned place preference in adulthood following adolescent social defeat is associated with altered D2 dopamine receptors., 19. Iss. 650. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2009.
  • , , Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, and Forster, Gina. Individual differences in amphetamine sensitization, behaviour and central monoamines., 493-504. Iss. 96. Physiology and Behavior, 2009.
  • Watt, Michael, and Forster, Gina. Long-lasting consequences of cortical D2 dopamine receptor activation during adolescence., 26. Iss. 573. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 2009.
  • , Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael, and . Social status differentiates rapid neuroendocrine responses to restraint stress, 218-232. Iss. 96. Physiology and Behavior, 2009.
  • Forster, Gina, Pringle, Ronald B., Mouw, Nicholas J., Vuong, Sean M., Watt, Michael, Burke, Andrew R., Lowry, Christopher A., Summers, Cliff, and Renner, Kenneth. Corticotrophin-releasing factor in the dorsal raphe increases medial prefrontal cortical serotonin via type 2 receptors and median raphe activity, 299-310. Vol. 28. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2008.
  • Carpenter, Russ E., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Øverli, Øyvind, Bockholt, Craig, Renner, Kenneth, and Summers, Cliff. Corticotropin releasing factor induces anxiogenic locomotion in trout and alters serotonergic and dopaminergic activity, 600-611. Vol. 52. Hormones and Behavior, 2007.
  • Korzan, Wayne J., Höglund, Erik, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Øverli, Øyvind, Lukkes, Jodi L., and Summers, Cliff. Memory of opponents is more potent than visual sign stimuli after social hierarchy has been established, 31-42. Vol. 183. Behavioural Brain Research, 2007.
  • Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Korzan, Wayne J., Renner, Kenneth, and Summers, Cliff. Rapid neuroendocrine responses evoked at the onset of social challenge, 567-575. Vol. 90. Physiology and Behavior, 2007.
  • Forster, Gina, Feng, Na, Watt, Michael, Korzan, Wayne J., Mouw, Nicholas J., Summers, Cliff, and Renner, Kenneth. Corticotropin-releasing factor in the dorsal raphe elicits temporally distinct serotonergic responses in the limbic system, 1047-1055. Vol. 141. Neuroscience , 2006.
  • Waters, R. P., Emerson, A. J., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina, Swallow, John, and Summers, Cliff. Stress induces rapid changes in central catecholaminergic activity in Anolis carolinensis: Restraint and forced physical activity., 210-218. Vol. 67. Brain Research Bulletin, 2005.

Presentations:

  • Koch, Andrew D., Yaeger, Jazmine D., Buchanan, Michael W., Porter, Megan L., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth. Aggressive interactions between mantis shrimp (Neogonodactylus oerstedii) are mediated by brain monoamine levels and recognition of previous opponents. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (November 2016)
  • Bubak, Andrew, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Swallow, John G.. Investigating the role of serotonin receptor subtypes mediating aggressive behavior in a novel species. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (November 2016)
  • Paulsen, Riley T., Engel, Shaydel R., Gerlach, Matthew J., Weber, Matthew A., Watt, Michael. LINKING DISRUPTIONS TO ADOLESCENT CORTICAL DOPAMINE ACTIVITY WITH INCREASED DRUG SEEKING IN ADULTHOOD. Presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (November 2015)
  • Afzal, Anum, Scholl, Jamie L., Fox, Laura C., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. SEX DIFFERENCES IN MULTIPLE ANXIETY TESTS FOR RATS. Presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (November 2015)
  • Fox, Laura C., Davies, Daniel R., Palmer, Geralyn M., Scholl, Jamie L., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. Effects of early glucocorticoid antagonism or late progesterone agonism on the psychological symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury in male and female rats. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (November 2015)
  • Watt, Michael. Consequences of adolescent social stress on prefrontal cortex dopamine function and related behaviors. Presented at the Center for Brain & Behavior Research Annual Meeting, Vermillion SD USA. (August 19, 2015)
  • Watt, Michael. USD Behavioral Core - Helping Your Data Behave. Presented at the Center for Brain & Behavior Research Annual Meeting, Vermillion SD USA. (August 19, 2015)
  • Paulsen, Riley T., Engel, Shaydel R., Gerlach, Matthew J., Weber, Matthew A., Watt, Michael. Adolescent Social Stress and Susceptibility to Drug Use. Presented at the Center for Brain and Behavior Research Annual Meeting, Vermillion SD USA. (August 2015)
  • Weber, Matthew, Scholl, Jamie, Paulsen, Riley T., Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, Watt, Michael. Increases in Young Adult Tyrosine Hydroxylase Activity Following Adolescent Social Defeat. Presented at the Center for Brain and Behavior Research Annual Meeting, Vermillion SD USA. (August 2015)
  • Bubak, Andrew, Rieger, Nathan, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Grace, Jamie, Swallow, John. Serotonergic mediation of aggression and opponent assessment in stalk-eyed flies. Presented at the The 9th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Kraków, Poland. (August 2015)
  • Grace, Jamie L., Bubak, Andrew N., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Swallow, John G.. Sex-specific effects of serotonin on aggression in a sexually. Presented at the The 9th International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, Kraków, Poland. (August 2015)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Fox, Laura C., Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. Sex differences in two tests of anxiety-like behavior in rats. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Victoria BC Canada. (June 2015)
  • Watt, Michael. Stress and the adolescent brain. Presented at the Center for Brain and Behavior Research Workshop, Vermillion SD USA. (March 2015)
  • Weber, Matthew, Scholl, Jamie, Paulsen, Riley T., Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, Watt, Michael. Adolescent social defeat alters tyrosine hydroxylase activity in distinct cortical and subcortical regions of the young adult brain. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Victoria BC Canada. (2015)
  • Weber, Matthew, Scholl, Jamie, Paulsen, Riley T., Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, Watt, Michael. Adult mesocorticolimbic tyrosine hydroxylase activity is increased by adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago IL USA. (2015)
  • Bubak, Andrew N., Rieger, Nathaniel S., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Swallow, John G.. David vs. Goliath: Heightened serotonin increases aggressive behavior in smaller competitors and influences the larger competitor's fighting strategy. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (November 2014)
  • Grace, Jaime L., Bubak, Andrew N., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Swallow, John G.. The effect of heightened serotonin on aggression and mate choice in a sexually dimorphic species, Teleopsis dalmanni. Presented at the Front Range Neuroscience Group Annual Meeting, Fort Collins, CO. (2014)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Tu, Wenyu, Cook, Ashley, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Serotonin in the ventral hippocampus modulates anxiety-like behavior during amphetamine withdrawal. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas. (2014)
  • Grace, Jaime L., Bubak, Andrew N., Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Swallow, John G.. The effect of heightened serotonin on aggression and mate choice in a sexually dimorphic species, Teleopsis dalmanni. Presented at the International Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress, New York. (2014)
  • Solanki, Rajeshwari, Scholl, Jamie, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Amphetamine withdrawal alters the expression of organic cation transporter-3 in several limbic brain regions. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Tu, Wenyu, Cook, Ashley, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Anxiety-like behavior in rats undergoing amphetamine withdrawal is modulated by serotonin in the ventral hippocampus. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Weber, Matthew, Scholl, Jamie, Forster, Gina, Renner, Kenneth, Watt, Michael. Changes to tyrosine hydroxylase activity in the adult medial prefrontal cortex following adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Bray, Brenna, Scholl, Jamie, Tu, Wenyu, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Differential effects of amphetamine withdrawal on central and peripheral corticosterone levels in response to stress. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Fox, Laura, Davies, Daniel, Scholl, Jamie, Meyer, Danielle, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. The effects of mild traumatic brain injury and psychosocial stress on limbic anxiety-like behaviors are mediated by glucocorticoid receptors. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington DC. (2014)
  • Scholl, Jamie L., Li, Hao, Tu, Wenyu, Hassell, James, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Increased stress responsiveness associated with altered serotonergic and glucocorticoid function in the limbic system during amphetamine withdrawal .. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (2013)
  • Watt, Michael, Miiller, Leah C., Scholl, Jamie L., Renner, Kenneth, Novick, Andrew M., Forster, Gina. Trajectory of alterations to cortical dopamine activity in a model of teenage bullying .. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. (2013)
  • Novick, Andrew, Scholl, Jamie, Roberts, Christina, Tejani-Butt, Shanaz, Hassell, James, Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael. Altered prefrontal cortex dopamine transporter expression and function following adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Roberts, Christina, Oliver, Kathryn, Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael. Increased fear conditioning and raphe CRF-2 receptor expression following adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Watt, Michael, Novick, Andrew, Roberts, Christina, Meyer, Danielle, Oliver, Kathryn, Scholl, Jamie, Barr, Jeffrey, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Mechanisms underlying deficits in prefrontal cortex dopamine activity caused by adolescent social defeat. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Li, Hao, Hassell, James, Scholl, Jamie, Watt, Michael, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Stress-induced increases in extracellular serotonin in the ventral hippocampus are attenuated in rats during amphetamine withdrawal. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Olson, D. M., Meyer, D. L., Scholl, J. L., Watt, Michael, Manzerra, Pasquale, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina. Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychosocial Stress on Limbic Monoamines and Anxiety-like Behaviors.. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (October 2012)
  • Davies, Daniel, Watt, Michael, Meyer, Danielle, Scholl, Jamie, Forster, Gina. Combined Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychosocial Stress Mimics Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in a Rat Model. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Poster Session, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Miiller, Leah, Scholl, Jamie, Renner, Kenneth, Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael. Trajectory of alterations to cortical dopamine activity in a model of teenage bullying. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience Undergraduate Poster Session, New Orleans. (October 2012)
  • Scholl, Jamie, Reinbold, Emily, Oliver, Kathryn, Watt, Michael, Forster, Gina. CRF2 Receptors Mediate Anxiety States During Amphetamine Withdrawal. Presented at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Hawaii. (June 2012)
  • Novick, Andrew M., Miiller, Leah C., Forster, Gina, Watt, Michael. Effects of adolescent social defeat on adult working memory. Presented at the Sanford Health - USD Biomedical Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (May 14, 2012)
  • Watt, Michael. Modeling neurobehavioral changes following adolescent bullying. Presented at the Sanford Health - USD Biomedical Research Symposium, Vermillion, SD. (May 14, 2012)